human rights

By Adv. Giselle Rüther South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on 27 April 2020. Freedom Day marks the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994.  Thabo Mbekhi at Freedom Day Celebrations in 2008 stated as follows: “The brutalities of the past – detentions without trial, disappearances of our people, deaths in detentions, hangings of those […]

This week Legal Hero celebrates 3 years of offering our members a solution (quality legal cost insurance) to unaffordable legal fees. We thank each and every one of our loyal members and business partners, for allowing us the opportunity to add value to your financial and legal wellbeing. What a blessing it is to try hard, […]

People continue to ask what on earth legal cost insurance is. Legal cost insurance = the payment of an affordable monthly premium. This pays your legal fees in your future moment of need. Example 1: Similar to paying monthly premiums to your medical insurance company and then not having to pay the doctor when you […]

Not all Heroes wear capes. Although we tend to think Miss Mabaso should! After being awarded a certificate of excellence as a top KZN educator, we simply had to catch up with the woman and Hero who believes in, and takes daily strides towards, a better tomorrow… Thando: Please tell us about yourself as Hero […]

“The new constitutional order is based on the recognition of our diversity and tolerance for other religious faiths.” – Daniels v Campbell and Others 2004 (5) SA 331 (CC) para 54. Prior to our progressive and tolerant constitution, marriage was an option available only between a man and a woman in terms of the Marriage […]

1. There is currently no law specifically regulating polygraph (lie detecting) tests in South Africa! 2. Some employers make use of polygraphs to test the honesty of employees after company property has gone missing or after alleged misconduct. A few employers even request pre-interview polygraph testing! 3. These tests involve electronic sensors placed over the […]

Prince dreamed about becoming an Attorney. The Law Society, however, refused to register Prince as an Attorney due to his two previous convictions on the count of dagga possession. Prince took the Law Society to Court and based his arguments on the following: infringement of his right to freedom of religion as a Rastafarian, unfair […]

Strict uniform rules at school may be unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court (Germany) declared a ban on teachers wearing Islamic headscarves unconstitutional on Friday, 13 March 2015. The decision reminds us of the South African Constitutional Court case of a few years ago: MEC for Education v Pillay 2008. Yes, South Africa has one of […]

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